Essential synopsis-writing and querying tips from 20 amazing Australian authors: Part 1 of 4

A few weeks ago, I asked an author pal of mine for some help with synopsis-writing. Lucky me – I received some truly marvellous advice. So marvellous in fact, I thought I’d share what I learnt with my readers. With that in mind, I asked a whole heap of other …

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Two Exciting Publication Press Releases

I’m pleased to announce the publication of two of my short stories, Trigger and Breakthrough, in the following two print anthologies: Winds of Change From the first roiling dust clouds, Winds of Change draws the reader in with tales of darkness and horror, of wonder and hope. Twenty four authors …

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How to write realistic female characters. #genresattack2

What type of women are you, and what are you not? Different women respond to the same female character in different ways. Of course they do, because not all women are the same. So how do you write a realistic female character that will appeal to most women? Women are …

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It’s heeeere! The third wave of the web is crashing over us. But will you sink or surf?

Huh? What’s the third wave of the web…? I’ve been reading a lot lately about ‘the third wave of the web’, which we’re apparently only just entering. You might have noticed it perhaps, crashing over the publishing world like a tidal wave?! Unstoppable, it’s left behind it a trail of …

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Your #Aphorism of the Day: ugly reasons against us…

Nothing has an uglier look to us than reason, when it is not of our side. Marquis of Halifax (George Savile) Welcome to Zena’s aphorism month! Read more about why I’m celebrating aphorisms (as well as five facts you really should know about aphorisms): here.

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Your #Aphorism of the Day: something is true when…

A thing is not truth till it is so strongly believed in that the believer is convinced that its existence does not depend upon him. John Jay Chapman Welcome to Zena’s aphorism month! Read more about why I’m celebrating aphorisms (as well as five facts you really should know about …

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Your #Aphorism of the Day: the hardest thing to write…

The hardest thing is writing a recommendation for someone you know. Frank McKinney (Kin) Hubbard Welcome to Zena’s aphorism month! Read more about why I’m celebrating aphorisms (as well as five facts you really should know about aphorisms): here.

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